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by Roger Crique (Age: 60)
copyright 08-13-2005

Age Rating: 10 +

The commencement of a lie is the omission of the truth
no child is born a lier, they are crafted, molded, fed
some made better than others

Wide-eyed lad expecting truth
perplexed by a sudden change
He knows instinctively he has heard a lie

he is now, asked to tell it truth
and thus the liar emerges
To insist he tells the truth at all times
is a breach of trust

for when he tells the truth
he is scolded and asked to change his words
to fit a mold, a pattern, a lifestyle

To demand his truth at all times is damaging
for his truth becomes a lie when convenient
and his lies are stuck to his character

To never tell a lie bears no truth
this is the biggest of follies
A merciful lie has no color
But a lie, when allowed to stand, will become truth!

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        10-05-2005     David Pekrul        

This is very deep, Roger. Not exactly poetic as some would like, but reads rather like a book of 'sayings'; not like that is a bad thing. It is really quite good. I have read it over a number of times and have appreciated it more with each read. Don't change what you are doing. Your writing is great. It works for you, and makes you what you are.

One small correction, though. "Wide-eye lad" should be 'Wide-eyed lad'. (Couldn't let you get away with a perfect score!)

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